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Dr. Genevieve Chinn

Dr. Genevieve Chinn

Professor of MusicDirector, Music History

B.S., Columbia UniversityM.A., Columbia UniversityPh.D., Columbia University

Description

Since making her piano debut with Leopold Stokowski and the NBC Symphony at the age of 8, Genevieve Chinn has made many appearances both as soloist and as chamber player in this country, Europe and Asia. She is especially known for her performances of music for piano, four-hands, with Allen Brings and, with him, was invited by the State Department to perform in Yugoslavia and, as invited guests of the Bulgarian government, to give concerts in Bulgaria.

Among her awards are the French Government Prize in piano, the Chopin Fellowship for composers awarded by the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Young Composers’ Award of the New York Philharmonic Society and two Danforth Foundation Teacher Grants. She has recorded for Centaur, CRI, Orion and Capstone.

In 1988 she was cited as an Outstanding Connecticut Woman of the Year by the United Nations Association of the United States of America. She holds a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University and is a professor of music at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. She is also a director of the Weston Music Center in Weston, Conn.

Specialties

Music History, Piano, Theory

Publications

  • Author, article on “Nabucco” (Verdi), published in Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Requiem” (Verdi) Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Messiah” (Handel), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Israel in Egypt” (Handel), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Mass in C” (Beethoven), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Elijah” (Mendelssohn), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Utrecht Te Deum” (Handel), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Carmina Burana” (Orff), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Dona Nobis Pacem (Vaughn Williams), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Schicksalslied” (Brahms), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, article on “Requiem” (Faure), Queens College Choral Society Notes
  • Author, historical and analytic notes for “George Onslow,” ORS86493
  • Author, historical and analytic notes for “Muzio Clementi” ORS80395

Recordings

  • “Trio for clarinet, cello and piano,” Centaur Records (1992)
  • “Four Sonatas for Piano, Four Hands,” Centaur Records (1991)
  • “Antiphonies,” Orion Master Recordings (1991)
  • “Three Sonatas for Piano, Four Hands,” Orion Master Recordings (1991)
  • “Saccade,” Composers Recordings, Inc. (1991)
  • “Metamorphosis,” Composers Recordings, Inc. (1993)
  • “Three Pieces,” Composers Recording, Inc. (1990)
  • “Sonata for Piano,” Orion Master Recordings (1993)
  • “Two Sonatas for Piano Four Hands,” Orion Master Recordings (1996)
  • “Five Pieces,” Composers Recording, Inc. (1996)
  • “Brahms Waltzes, Slavonic Dances,” Centaur Records (1997)
  • “Sonatas, George Onslow,” Centaur Records (1998)

Performances

  • Pianist, concerts in Bulgaria as guest of the Bulgarian government
  • Pianist, concerts in Brahmssaal; Musikverein; Beethovensaal; and Vienna, Austria
  • Pianist, concerts with C.W. Post choral groups, Seoul, Korea
  • Pianist, Tilles Concert Hall
  • Pianist, Alice Tully Hall, New York, N.Y.
  • Pianist, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y.
  • Pianist, NBC Symphony, Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Pianist, Norwalk Symphony, Norwalk, Conn.
  • Pianist, over two hundred performances in the United States, Europe, North Africa and Asia

Honors/Awards

  • Named Outstanding Connecticut Woman of the Year by the United Nations Association of the United States of America
  • Recipient, French Government Prize in Piano
  • Winner, Chopin Competition for Composers, Kosciusko Foundation
  • Recipient, Teacher Grants, Danforth Foundation
  • Student Composers Radio Award, Broadcast Music, Inc.
  • Young Composers Award, New York Philharmonic Society

Affiliations

  • Director, Weston Music Center, Weston, Conn.
  • President, Candlelight Concerts, Wilton, Conn.

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